Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

353 EpisodesProduced by Erin TaylorWebsite

Welcome to Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids - a podcast to help stressed and overwhelmed parents end struggles with disrespect, tantrums, social media, anxiety, sensory issues, sports & more with their children! Erin is a Mom, Entrepreneur, Certified Parent Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and M… read more

353 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Ep 354 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making the most of what's left of this summer

August 19th, 2019

6:14

In this episode, I encourage you to find ways to make the most of what's left of this summer. Join me, won't you? 

Ep 353 The trouble with youth sports, part 2

August 16th, 2019

51:28

In this throwback to episode 17 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we come back to finish talking about a particularly aggressive soccer game that our …

Ep 352 Are you afraid of your child failing?

August 15th, 2019

6:32

In today's episode, we review verse 13 of The Parents Tao te Ching, Fear of Failure. Hopefully, you will get some useful nuggets out of this one!

Ep 351 Finding the good in childhood transitions

August 14th, 2019

12:53

Today's episode was inspired by the Back-to-School season we are entering. This is a big time of change for kids every year and here, I share my …

Ep 350 Reframing nervousness to something more productive

August 13th, 2019

6:11

In today's episode, I share a technique that I learned from the book I am currently reading, High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. My daughter …

Ep 349 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A technique to ground yourself when you are anxious

August 12th, 2019

4:45

In today's MOM episode, I share a technique you can use yourself when you are anxious, or with your child when they are anxious. Join me!

Ep 347 In order to create a quiet place for your child, you must do THIS first

August 8th, 2019

9:16

How can you create a quiet place for your child? Tune in to today's episode to find out!

Ep 346 The 2 things you MUST consider when getting your kids ready to go back to school

August 7th, 2019

7:14

Everyone is thinking about pencils and backpacks this time of year, but I have two things that are even more important for you to consider when you …

Ep 345 Is it normal for your teen to spend so much time alone in their room?

August 6th, 2019

9:57

I know I used to wonder this very thing myself. Today's episode was inspired by my own teenagers and an article I read in Grown and Flown talking about this very subject! Tune in if you've got a teen at home who likes …

Ep 344 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) All about our Vagus Nerve!

August 5th, 2019

5:46

In this MOM episode, I share all about our Vagus Nerve and how important it is in helping us to calm down. Join me to calm your Vagus Nerve!

Ep 343 The problem with youth sports, part 1

August 2nd, 2019

34:22

In this throwback to episode 16 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about a game that our son played in during last week's soccer tournament. This game illustrated a lot of what is wrong with youth sports today. …

Ep 342 Being the Still Point in your child's life

August 1st, 2019

5:24

Today's episode is based on verse 11 of the Parents Tao te Ching. Are you the still point in your child's life? Tune in to find out!

Ep 341 The stories we tell ourselves are not usually productive

July 31st, 2019

7:30

In today's episode, I share a story about a story my daughter told herself and how it turned out to be based on fiction instead of reality. Perhaps …

Ep 340 A parents' strategic use of the word "No"

July 30th, 2019

12:24

In this episode, I share why you should really try to limit your use of the word "no" as well as how this can help you in the future. Join me!

Ep 339 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Take a mindful walk with me!

July 29th, 2019

4:58

In today's episode, I talk about the benefits of taking a walk and what to tune in to when you go on one. Join me today for a mindful walk!

Ep 338 Talking teenagers!

July 27th, 2019

33:51

In this throwback to episode 15 of Maximizing Life in the middle, we talk about a time when our son found himself in a situation where he got a chance to utilize one of the things we discussed with him months earlier. …

Ep 337 Children are the best mindfulness teachers

July 26th, 2019

5:40

In today's episode, I review verse 10 of The Parents Tao te Ching, As They Are. This verse talks about how children, if you allow them to, will teach you better than anyone else how to tune in to the present moment. Ah, …

Ep 336 The ability to shift focus is a parental super power!

July 25th, 2019

11:07

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be able to shift focus as a parent. This is not something I was born easily able to do. As a task-oriented, goal-driven, organized person, I know what I want to do …

Ep 335 When life gives you lemons....be grateful!

July 23rd, 2019

15:18

I recorded today's episode just a few minutes before I published it. A storm knocked out our power last night and it's still not on today, and so I …

Ep 334 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Get outside!

July 22nd, 2019

5:15

We are at about the midpoint of summer, at least according to our school schedules. How much have you been outside so far? If not, I encourage you to …

Ep 333 The monster of distraction and how we deal with it!

July 19th, 2019

34:37

In this throwback to episode 14 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how easy it is to get distracted when you live a maximized life. How …

Ep 332 Can you make room?

July 18th, 2019

8:56

Today, I discuss verse 9 of The Parents Tao te Ching, talking about making space in your life and in your world. Join me to learn more! 

Ep 331 A review of Life360

July 17th, 2019

11:16

Today, I wanted to share an app that I am using with my new teenage driver son and why I love it so much. Join me!

Ep 330 The SECRET to vacation success!

July 16th, 2019

10:07

In this episode, I share with you the ONE thing you must do in order to have a successful summer family vacation. Join me to find out what it is!

Ep 329 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Practicing gratitude can alter your experience of life

July 15th, 2019

6:17

In today's MOM episode, I talk about how powerfully practicing gratitude can change your life. The crazy thing is, the circumstances in your life …

Ep 328 Your perspective is EVERYTHING

July 12th, 2019

26:27

In today's episode, Jay and I talk about some expenses that came up for us recently, and how he moved through from a place of lack and scarcity to a place of gratitude. Join us, as this might just help you too!

Oh and …

Ep 327 Modeling contentment

July 11th, 2019

5:04

In today's episode, we look at verse 8 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Are you modeling contentment for your children?

Ep 326 THIS is the example of being a good sports parent!

July 10th, 2019

6:04

Coco Gauff just had a remarkable run for a 15 year old at Wimbledon. Today, I share an article written about her parents, and I find it so inspiring …

Ep 325 A nifty tip for work-from-home moms!

July 9th, 2019

7:46

In today's episode, I share with you a helpful idea I came up with for being able to work in the summer while all the kids are home. I hope this …

Ep 324 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making mindful choices

July 8th, 2019

10:56

In today's episode, I share an experience we had last week and how I initially struggled through it, but then found a way to structure it so that I …

Ep 323 When life gets full

July 6th, 2019

34:42

In this throwback episode to episode 13 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded, we talk about the first week back to school and how …

Ep 322 Can you be present for all, whether it is your child or someone else's?

July 4th, 2019

12:00

Happy July 4th to all of my American listeners!

Today, I discussed Verse 7 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Its message REALLY applies to youth sports …

Ep 321 I don't know what I'm doing any more than you do

July 3rd, 2019

8:47

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend when she was struggling with her teenage son. I hope this inspires you if you find yourself in a similar situation. Join me!

Ep 320 Celebrating the differences between moms and dads

July 2nd, 2019

8:46

In today's episode, I share a conversation I had this weekend and how it got me to thinking about how moms and dads are different and how we can embrace those differences to benefit everyone. Join me!

Ep 319 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How's your transition to summer going?

July 1st, 2019

5:09

In today's episode, I touch base to see how your transition to summer is going with your children. Join me!

Ep 318 Does it benefit us to be attached to material possessions?

June 28th, 2019

37:37

In this throwback to episode 12 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we share our thoughts Hurricane Harvey, and talk about the positive reminders we can take away from this devastating event. We talk about how Dr. Shefali …

Ep 317 Should we relax our "grip" on our children?

June 27th, 2019

8:44

In today's episode, I review verse 6 of The Parents' Tao te Ching. May this offer you a new perspective! 

Ep 316 How should our children handle a peer who is being unkind?

June 26th, 2019

12:54

In today's episode, I share a story about my daughter and how she processed how or whether to respond to a peer who was being kind and what the outcome was. I hope this helps you in your home. Join me! 

Ep 315 If something special breaks, is it the end of the world?

June 25th, 2019

14:20

In today's episode, I share a story of when a special collection of my children's artwork dropped and broke and how I worked through the experience. …

Ep 314 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making a smooth transition into summer

June 24th, 2019

6:04

Today marks the first week of summer break for my kids, and my friend helped me to remember how important it is to set an intention with our kids when we are transitioning. It is important to talk about expectations, …

Ep 313 Changing identities and how that impacts us

June 21st, 2019

25:15

In this Throwback episode to our 11th episode of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about his decision to transition from comic book artist to comic book writer and what a surprising challenge that has been …

Ep 312 Seeing to the heart of your child

June 20th, 2019

5:46

In today's episode, we discuss verse 5 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This may be my all-time favorite verse in this wonderful book as it is another …

Ep 311 An idea to help your serious child lighten up a little and have fun

June 19th, 2019

7:46

This weekend was my daughter's 8th grade dance, which is a huge deal in our schools. She was quite nervous leading up to it, but I gave her an idea …

Ep 310 Must-have tip for teaching your teen to parallel park!

June 18th, 2019

6:20

Today's episode was inspired by taking my son out yesterday to practice parallel parking in preparation for his upcoming driver's test. He was struggling to get the feel of the car just right, and I happened upon this …

Ep 309 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A meditation for those with anxiety

June 17th, 2019

5:40

In today's episode, I share a beautiful meditation from Corinne Zupko's book, From Anxiety to Love. This will help anyone suffering with anxiety, so …

Ep 308 It may be hard for a man to ask for help, but it's much easier for a man to offer help

June 14th, 2019

34:53

This episode just may be my favorite episode of all time. Jay and I sat down to discuss the suicide of a dear friend of his. During our discussion, …

Ep 307 What is our deepest responsibility to our children?

June 13th, 2019

14:50

In this episode, I share with you verse 4 from the Parents Tao te Ching. This is one of my favorite verses and it offers us the highest and deepest goal we can aspire to as parents. Join me!

Ep 306 Your reputation can hurt or help you

June 12th, 2019

10:47

In this episode, I share a valuable learning experience that my daughter had recently in school and how her reputation helped her, but she didn't see …

Ep 305 Communication is a vital part of a healthy relationship

June 11th, 2019

12:33

Communication is so vital to a healthy relationship, but sometimes when we are busy it can be so hard to keep that at the top of our list. However, …

Ep 304 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Filling your own bucket

June 10th, 2019

7:06

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of filling your own bucket. You may have heard the quote that you can't pour from an empty cup? You can't show up as the parent you want to be when you are drained and …

Ep 303 Mile Markers on the journey called life

June 7th, 2019

39:08

In this throwback to episode 10 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about our annual camping trip that now includes over 35 people most years and how it has changed in the 20+ years we have been doing it. This has …

Ep 302 Happiness is contagious

June 6th, 2019

8:17

In today's episode, I read verse 3 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about true happiness and how we can teach and model that for our children. Join me! 

Ep 301 Learning the moves of the Intricate Boundary Dance with our children

June 5th, 2019

10:15

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a new client about how to connect with her child while also not "allowing" their …

Ep 300 Why self-care is absolutely vital as a mom

June 4th, 2019

27:41

My dear friend Louise joined me for today's episode. She and I spoke at the Rise Gatherings retreat this weekend, and before I took her to the airport to fly home to Canada this morning, we recorded this episode based …

Ep 299 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A few minutes of peace for you

June 3rd, 2019

6:16

I don't know about you, but May and the end of the school year seem to dramatically increase the demands on our time. It can make us feel stressed! …

Ep 298 (Throwback) Maximize your life by decluttering!

May 31st, 2019

41:24

In this throwback episode to Maximizing Life in the Middle episode 9, we continue our talk about decluttering, but this time we are not talking about decluttering our physical space. Rather, we talk about decluttering …

Ep 297 Be careful with labels...

May 30th, 2019

12:08

In this episode, I read verse 2 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about how we must be careful with labeling things and people and how …

Ep 296 What does your child REALLY need most from you?

May 29th, 2019

5:43

In this episode, I share some thoughts on what our children really need from us and sadly, it's often different from what parents actually give to their children. Join me!

Ep 295 Manifesting the career of your dreams with Dr. Shefali

May 28th, 2019

18:00

This is a special episode for me as I chat with my dear friend, Dr. Shefali about her new Conscious Coaching School. This is so exciting because I …

Ep 294 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of the pause to build connection with your teen

May 27th, 2019

10:18

In today's episode, I continue the discussion from last week about helping our children to build resilience, independence and self-confidence. In order for us to become our teen's Trusted Advisor, we must build trust …

Ep 293 (Throwback) The amazing benefits of decluttering!

May 24th, 2019

32:49

Today's episode is a throwback to episode 8 that Jay and I did in the Maximizing Life in the Middle podcast. In this episode, we talk about the process of decluttering and all of its benefits to living a higher quality …

Ep 292 Words of life - when to teach and when to allow

May 23rd, 2019

6:41

Today I am beginning a new series on the podcast where I will cover chapters in The Parents Tao te Ching: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by William Martin. In this episode, I read verse 1 and discuss its meaning. …

Ep 291 Do you want your child to call you as an adult?

May 22nd, 2019

14:17

Today's episode is part 2 of episode 290 where I talked about an article looking at why Generation Z is so depressed and anxious. In today's episode, I share with you what YOU can do to prevent this. Join me! 

Ep 290 Are overprotective parents making kids depressed?

May 21st, 2019

12:41

In this episode, I discuss an article I read called Why is Generation Z so Depressed: Overprotective Parents. I share my thoughts about why this might be true and I will cover what we can do about it in part 2, episode …

Ep 289 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Recharging after "Mental Gymnastics"

May 20th, 2019

7:06

Do you ever feel like you are doing mental gymnastics all day with your children and all the other stimulation that comes along with life? Today's …

Ep 288 (Throwback) Surviving a crazy schedule

May 17th, 2019

31:48

This episode is a throwback to episode 7 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded. We recorded this episode at the end of a …

Ep 287 How do you react when your child brings home a bad grade?

May 16th, 2019

15:31

This is such a common struggle for parents, and when we overreact to our child's poor grade, it helps no one, as it closes down the lines of communication between us, and doesn't help them to do a better job next time. …

Ep 286 Using the "Sacred NO" with your teen

May 15th, 2019

9:20

How often do you say "No" to your teen? How does it work for you? In this episode, I explain how we can look at that word as sacred, especially with our teens, and how effective it is to minimize its use. Join me to get …

Ep 285 Making the transition from main organizer to advisor to our children with Deanne Barrett

May 14th, 2019

49:50

On today's show, I talked with teen expert Deanne Barrett about how we can be leaders in our home with our growing children. She explains brilliantly how we can help our teens practice and strengthen their critical …

Ep 284 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bit of peace and a gentle nudge in this crazy month of May!

May 13th, 2019

4:45

To follow up on last week's discussions of the craziness of the end of the school year, I wanted to offer you this little bit of wisdom today....

Ep 283 What is the "right" age to reduce the size of your child's birthday party invite list?

May 10th, 2019

11:32

Today, Jay and I talk about our son's 12th birthday party last weekend with 13 of his closest friends, which got us to wondering when is the right age to begin pairing down that list? Join us to hear more! 

Ep 282 The relentlessness of modern parenting

May 9th, 2019

14:01

I was inspired to record today's episode based on this article that I read yesterday. What are we doing to ourselves and our children, and what can we do to change it? Join me to hear more! 

Ep 281 Every child has a superpower with special guest Bolaji Oyejide

May 8th, 2019

41:32

Today, Jay and I talked with a very special guest who is a dad and a writer who has created a series of books to inspire children who may feel different, or marginalized. His stories help children to realize that each …

Ep 280 Surviving the craziness of May with school-aged children

May 7th, 2019

11:11

This episode was inspired by a listener who wrote in talking about how crazy May can get and how to stay sane during this end-of-school-year month. …

Ep 279 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The platform technique to combat anxiety

May 6th, 2019

18:21

Today, I revisit the Platform Technique and talk particularly about how it can help to combat anxiety, either for you or for your child. Join me!

If …

Ep 278 (Throwback) Celebrating life together

May 3rd, 2019

18:34

This is a Throwback to episode 6 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I did for a while. I hope you enjoy! 

Maximizing Life in the Middle goes on the road! We recorded this episode on our drive to celebrate our …

Ep 277 What you should REALLY focus on as a parent

May 2nd, 2019

7:57

This episode was inspired by a video I saw from Jay Shetty about what we should really focus on as parents. Hint: often times, it's NOT what we tend …

Ep 276 Can prayer be our go-to in tough times even if we are not religious?

May 1st, 2019

55:45

This is a very special episode, and one I was very much looking forward to. I chatted with my good friend, Aaron Schiller, who shared his family's journey over the past few months through his wife's near-death …

Ep 275 What makes a great dad?

April 30th, 2019

14:39

I dedicate today's episode to my dad, who was the greatest dad of all time, in my humble opinion. He would have turned 81 on the day I recorded this …

Ep 274 How practicing mindfulness can turn into a living meditation

April 29th, 2019

8:58

In this episode, I share how a regular mindfulness/meditation practice helps you to be mindful not only for five or twenty minutes while you are …

Ep 273 Your perspective changes EVERYTHING!

April 26th, 2019

25:48

Today's episode is a throwback to Episode 5 from Maximizing Life in the Middle, the podcast that my husband Jay and I did. 

In episode 5, we talk …

Ep 272 Self-care and mindset are vital to parenting well!

April 25th, 2019

29:40

In this episode, I illustrate through a tumultuous yesterday, how important self-care and mindset are. I hope you find some valuable nuggets in here! 

Ep 271 Nurturing persistence in our children even when it's not convenient

April 24th, 2019

8:21

In today's episode, I share a story that happened with my daughter and how my husband came to my rescue to help nurture our daughter's persistence (a valuable life skill) when I did not want to. Join me! 

Ep 270 How do I spend time with my teens when they don't want to spend time with me?

April 23rd, 2019

10:46

Today's episode is an answer to a listener's question - shout-out to Loyal Listener Lucy! Lucy wanted to know how to spend time with her teenage girls when they are not interested in spending time with her. This one's …

Ep 269 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of practicing mindfulness

April 22nd, 2019

6:59

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. The more we practice, the easier it gets! 

Ep 268 Why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective, part 2

April 19th, 2019

19:40

In this episode, Jay and I continue our discussion about why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective. In this episode, we talk about the Boundary Dance and how it gets even trickier when our children …

Ep 267 A very personal story about how a child's environment affects them

April 18th, 2019

29:42

Today, I went back in time and shared a very personal story from my childhood. In talking with my mother-in-law last week, I came to a profound realization about a situation from my childhood and I think it will be …

Ep 266 What can we learn from Tiger Woods' comeback?

April 17th, 2019

11:49

I was inspired to talk about Tiger Woods' comeback after he won a Master's last weekend after 11 years. There are a lot of lessons here for us - join me! 

Ep 265 Fishing can be beneficial for reasons you might not have considered!

April 16th, 2019

7:06

My son recently went fishing for the first time since he was a young boy and he LOVED it. It was remarkable to hear him articulate why he loved it so …

Ep 264 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An update on Analytical Meditation!

April 15th, 2019

6:33

I tried Analytical Meditation this week and was AMAZED at the experience. In here, I share with you what it did for me in the hopes it inspires you to try it as well!

Ep 263 Why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective, part 1

April 12th, 2019

27:01

In today's episode, I asked Jay for his perspective on why it's so hard to parent teens as a dad. His answer took us on an entirely unexpected adventure and it was so rich that we decided to record part 2 for next …

Ep 262 Teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves

April 12th, 2019

10:42

In this episode, I talk about the value of teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves and illustrate it with a story from my family. Join me! 

Ep 261 The Illusion of Pressure for Teens

April 10th, 2019

11:38

In today's episode, I share a concept that I just recently learned about called The Illusion of Pressure and how it affects our teens and what we can do about it. Join me! 

Ep 260 Parenting teens is SO hard - and here's why!

April 9th, 2019

13:59

If you have a teen at home, do you ever feel lost, confused and stressed? It didn't used to be this hard, did it? Odds are, it wasn't! And it's getting harder, but why? Tune in to today's episode to find out! 

Ep 259 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Analytical Meditation

April 8th, 2019

8:41

Today, I share a new form of meditation with you - one that helps you to directly solve problems. Intrigued? Join me to hear more!

Ep 258 The challenges and pitfalls of being your child's sports coach

April 5th, 2019

30:16

In this episode, we talk about the potential pitfalls and traps of being a coach of your child's team and what you have to be careful to avoid as …

Ep 257 For all you single parents out there...

April 4th, 2019

9:28

This episode is in honor of my best friend who is a single mom. We were talking this weekend at our girls' weekend about the very real challenges of …

Ep 256 The unbelievable value and importance of sleep!

April 3rd, 2019

9:27

Recently, I have been helping my son improve his sleep hygiene, and even though I am a believer in the importance of sleep, even I am shocked at how …

Ep 255 Helping our kids manage the stress of Junior year of high school

April 2nd, 2019

19:00

In this episode, I share some of the journey my son has been on this year and how stressful it has been, even with us as parents trying not to …

Ep 254 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care is of utmost importance for you!

April 1st, 2019

9:28

Nothing is more important than self-care for being the kind of parent you want to be and the kind your children need. Join me to find out more! 

Ep 253 Juggling schedules in a busy household

March 29th, 2019

26:52

This is a throwback to episode 4 of the podcast that Jay and I did for a while. In this, we talk about juggling schedules in a busy household. I'm …

Ep 247 A special guest who will open your heart just a little bit more!

March 28th, 2019

23:17

In today's episode I have my very good friend, Heidi Dellaire joining me. Heidi's book Roots and Tendrils will be released tomorrow. In this chat, we …

Ep 252 What is your biggest fear as a parent?

March 28th, 2019

11:51

In this episode, I talk all fear and how it negatively and subtly impacts our parenting. Join me! 

Ep 251 The many benefits of nature

March 27th, 2019

11:06

With the arrival of spring, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit the many benefits of nature, and how you can bring some more of it into your life. Join me! 

Ep 250 An intro to Restorative Justice in Schools

March 26th, 2019

14:49

Today I wanted to share a program with you that I learned about a while ago that I'm very excited about. It's called Restorative Justice and is being …

Ep 249 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of a 1-minute meditation

March 25th, 2019

7:17

Today, I share with you a mindfulness study I am participating in and how powerful the effects have been so far. Maybe you'd even like to join me! 

Ep 248 Go for what you want in life!

March 22nd, 2019

5:19

In today's episode, I update you on my daughter's attempt to make the track team at her middle school for the first time as an 8th grader. This …

Ep 246 A PSA about ticks and Lyme disease

March 20th, 2019

14:59

With the weather getting warmer here in the US, I thought today was a great day to talk about ticks and Lyme disease and what you can do to be on the lookout for possible signs and symptoms. As with everything I do, my …

Ep 245 If you're even willing to try, you've already won

March 19th, 2019

8:49

My daughter was really nervous last night about her next track tryout tomorrow and whether she will make the team. Through our discussion, I was able to help her to recognize that regardless of whether she makes the …

Ep 244 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) This too shall pass

March 18th, 2019

5:03

Today, I wanted to share a bit of advice my dear mother-in-law gave me and how helpful it is to remember. Join me! 

Ep 243 What we can learn from the college cheating scandal

March 15th, 2019

31:40

In today's episode, Jay and I talk about the recent college cheating scandal that has involved many high-profile, wealthy and powerful individuals. …

Ep 242 How long after having a child does it take to get a good night's sleep again?

March 14th, 2019

6:17

Do you have young children? Do you feel like you are just running on fumes and that good sleep is nothing but a distant memory? A recent study might help explain why. Tune in to today's episode to learn more and find …

Ep 241 Helping our children reframe when they are nervous to something more productive

March 13th, 2019

5:58

Does your child ever feel nervous about something they are about to embark on? Or do you? In this episode, I share a story from my family where my daughter was feeling nervous and together we helped her to reframe it to …

Ep 240 Supporting our children through the pain of regret

March 12th, 2019

8:52

In this episode, I share a story where my daughter made a choice she came to regret and how I supported her through it by NOT saying "I told you so." …

Ep 239 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The hidden value of decluttering

March 11th, 2019

11:14

In this episode, I share some of my journey of decluttering and the amazing benefits I am experiencing from it! Also, here I invite you to join me in this adventure. Come along, won't you? 

Ep 238 Happy 18th birthday to my daughter in Heaven

March 8th, 2019

33:27

I recorded this episode on what would be my daughter's 18th birthday had she lived. I so appreciate all of you who listen and I wanted to share a …

Ep 237 Identifying and managing your child's anxiety

March 7th, 2019

15:00

I have found myself in many conversations with my coaching clients and other parents about symptoms that they are not recognizing as anxiety. I knew it was time to revisit this topic here on the show. In this episode, I …

Ep 236 The pressure our children are under to succeed

March 6th, 2019

13:22

Today's episode was inspired by a concerning conversation I had with a teacher recently about catching her 8th grade students cheating. It's not the cheating that startles me the most - it's the REASON they cheated. …

Ep 235 Talking Boys! with Janet Allison of Boys Alive

March 5th, 2019

22:16

I very much enjoyed chatting with today's guest, Janet Allison about boys and how we can best support them as we raise them. Join us! 

Janet has a special audio to help parents help boys with anger. You can grab that …

Ep 234 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Oprah and Deepak's latest 21 Day Meditation Experience!

March 4th, 2019

4:24

In this episode, I talk about Oprah and Deepak's 21 Meditation Experience and invite you to join me!

Ep 233 Update on the Whole30 a month later...

March 1st, 2019

15:51

It's been a month since Jay and I finished the Whole30, so we decided it was time to update you on where we are and where we are headed. Join us! 

Ep 232 Making connections with our children

February 28th, 2019

12:24

Do you ever struggle to figure out how to connect, or stay connected, to your child? I have that pretty well figured out with two of my children, but the youngest one, well, he was a different story. Until last weekend. …

Ep 231 When sibling squabbles pay off later on...

February 27th, 2019

14:28

When our kids are growing, and squabbling, it can feel like there is no end in sight and no good can come of it but that's not true. Our siblings are the training ground for us to learn how to compromise with others. …

Ep 230 Is it possible to stay neutral when siblings argue?

February 26th, 2019

15:08

Do you ever feel frustrated when your kids fight with each other? Do you always find yourself embroiled in the middle of it with no one left feeling satisfied at the end? Join me in this episode as I talk about this …

Ep 229 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A walking meditation for you

February 25th, 2019

8:35

In this episode, I talk about a walking meditation and invite you to do one!

Ep 228 Conveying your parental knowledge without saying "I told you so"

February 22nd, 2019

22:55

In this episode, Jay and I share an injury that our daughter sustained this week and how we helped her through it, as well as what we and she learned along the way. Join us!

Ep 227 Teaching our children about money

February 21st, 2019

14:23

Money can be a complicated thing and as parents, it is imperative that we teach our children about it. But first, we must try to develop a healthy relationship with it. Having a healthy relationship with money is a …

Ep 226 The fine art of surrender in parenting

February 20th, 2019

10:48

I recorded today's episode the morning I published it. It is Wednesday, and two of my three kids have yet to go to school this week. So far, we've …

Ep 225 Helping our young children with their BIG emotions

February 19th, 2019

6:17

Does your young child ever have BIG emotions that leave you puzzled and  a bit shocked at the magnitude of it all? In this episode, I share a listener question that I got in the hopes that it helps you, too!

Ep 224 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique revisited

February 18th, 2019

7:39

Do you need a few minutes just to quiet your racing mind? If so, you came to the right place! Join me as I take you through the Platform Technique to accomplish just that! 

Ep 223 Juggling schedules in a busy household

February 17th, 2019

27:17

How do we do all that we do? It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn't do it without Jay's wonderful mom! She is always there to help us …

Ep 222 Watching girls take a stand for themselves

February 16th, 2019

37:54

In episode #3 of Maximizing Life in the Middle (throwback) we talk about a stand that our daughter and her classmates took to be allowed to wear tank …

Ep 221 Long socks and what our children can teach us

February 15th, 2019

15:27

Do you ever find yourself amazed at what you learn from your child? In today's episode, Jay shares something that one of children taught him and how that reinforced his desire to stay open to learning from them whenever …

Ep 220 Monitoring our children's social media use

February 14th, 2019

6:38

Do you struggle with social media use with your children? In this episode, I share a story about my younger son and his social media use, my feelings about it and how we moved forward even though he was not happy with …

Ep 219 Teaching entrepreneurship to our children

February 13th, 2019

9:59

In today's episode, I share a story about how I am teaching my daughter many lessons through a project we are working on. She is learning about the …

Ep 218 Protecting our children's sense of self

February 12th, 2019

12:18

In today's episode, I share a story that happened with my son in order to illustrate how we can take almost any situation and turn it into gold for …

Ep 217 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) I have a confession!

February 11th, 2019

10:00

In this episode, I make a confession. None of us are perfect, and I certainly don't claim to be. So join me as I confess my recent shortfall and vow to do better moving forward. 

Ep 216 How to feel like you have it all

February 10th, 2019

44:19

In this mashup episode, we talk about how things might have fit in one phase of our lives but no longer fit or how we would love them to fit but they …

Ep 215 A mashup from Maximizing Life in the Middle!

February 9th, 2019

36:43

My husband Jay and I have a podcast called Maximizing Life in the Middle. We have decided to merge the two together into Powerful Parenting for …

Ep 214 Intro to my new, special regular guest!

February 8th, 2019

14:13

In today's episode, I introduce you to a very special guest who I think may end up being a regular ;) 

Join us!

And here is the recipe we talked …

Ep 213 A teacher's gift that will last a lifetime

February 7th, 2019

13:09

In today's episode, I share a project my daughter's teacher has her class do each year. It is incredibly powerful, and gives to the students a gift …

Ep 212 How to use text messaging as a tool in your parenting

February 6th, 2019

8:16

Too often, I hear parents bashing social media and technology as the enemy to parenting. But when you look at things like that, it prevents you from …

Ep 211 How does it feel to eat clean for a Whole30 days?

February 5th, 2019

7:57

Now that I've come to the end of my Whole30 adventure, I wanted to update you on how it went, what my results were and how I feel now. After …

Ep 210 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of even a short daily meditation

February 4th, 2019

5:37

In today's episode, I share a story of a mom I'm coaching and how a simple meditation I recorded just for her is helping to unlock her hidden potential. Tune in to hear more!

Ep 209 How parents and teachers can bring out the best in our children

February 1st, 2019

37:49

I have a very special guest with me today. Matt Beaudreau, who runs Acton Academy Placer, a fantastic outside-the-box school the nurtures their …

Ep 208 Parents - give yourself a pat on the back!

January 31st, 2019

8:46

I have not done an episode like this for a while, so I knew it was time. As parents, we tend to be so hard on ourselves and can get overly focused on the times we mess up while not giving ourselves credit for our …

Ep 207 Navigating the Birthday Party Invite List!

January 30th, 2019

9:48

I was recently interview by Linda Grasso of the SheSez podcast over at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shesez-with-linda-grasso/id1281371313?mt=2. We talked about some listener questions and I wanted to share one of …

Ep 206 The pressure of the "College Process"

January 29th, 2019

8:39

Today, I am sharing a very real challenge we are having in our home with helping our son to navigate the beginnings of the college search process. …

Ep 205 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A check in and some breaths

January 28th, 2019

6:11

A check-in on your mindfulness practice for 2019 (if you have started one) and a few deep breaths for you :)

Registration for The Chaos Cure ends …

Ep 204 Crossover Episode!

January 26th, 2019

16:00

I connect up with my good friend and colleague, Louise Clarke, to talk about the chaos that is at times motherhood, as well as how to tame it. Join …

Ep 203 Looking at expectations, part 2 of 2

January 25th, 2019

13:03

In the last episode, we talked about the expectations of our children. In today's episode we will talk about parental expectations and how detrimental they can be to all aspects of parenting.

Registration for The Chaos …

Ep 202 Looking at expectations, part 1 of 2

January 24th, 2019

7:57

In today's episode, I talk about helping your children to have appropriate expectations and how beneficial that can be to them. 

Registration for The …

Ep 201 Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry

January 23rd, 2019

7:09

In today's episode, I share a story from a mom I worked with who was frustrated by her kids always fighting. I share how I helped her to see it in a different light, which allowed to approach it very differently. 

Ep 200 The joy of Tidying Up!

January 22nd, 2019

8:23

I've done my version of binge-watching Marie Kondo's new Netflix series called Tidying Up. For a person who rarely watches tv, this means I watched six episodes this weekend! It is SO good and I wanted to share with you …

Ep 199 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The benefits of stress reduction

January 21st, 2019

8:28

In this episode, I talk about the wide-ranging benefits of stress reduction, and how you can do it in your life. I go into this in great detail in my new course, The Chaos Cure. Why don't you join me? Registration is …

Ep 198 Recognizing our strengths and using them

January 18th, 2019

8:38

My daughter's amazing teacher has her students do this intensive project that ends up yielding incredibly powerful results for the kids. In this …

Ep 197 The Turning Point in my parenting

January 17th, 2019

10:16

Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you realize things are WAY off course and something must be changed? I had one of those turning points in my parenting, and in today's episode I share it with you.

If …

Ep 196 The joy of Self-Care after being sick

January 16th, 2019

10:46

Last week wiped out me and my family for most of the week. Between fevers, runny noses, kids being home sick and having no energy, I only got to the gym once. I recorded today's episode on a bright, sunny Monday morning …

Ep 195 Did you know that YOUR behavior is an iceberg too?

January 15th, 2019

11:35

I have talked many times on my podcast about how a child's behavior is an iceberg. But today, I'm talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg...as well as every single person you come into contact with!

In this …

Ep 194 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A boost of optimism for you

January 14th, 2019

9:27

I meet SO MANY people who see the world through a negative lens. That isn't going to get you anywhere, believe me. What's going to get you where you want to go is to shift your mindset to an optimistic, positive one. …

Ep 193 Should you have the password to your 15-year-old's iPhone?

January 11th, 2019

16:07

In this episode, I answer a parent's question about whether she should have her 15-year-old's password to their iPhone. Join me as I share my answer …

Ep 192 Friends - why you NEED them

January 10th, 2019

9:15

In this episode, I talk again about friends and why they are so special and so valuable in our lives. Join me!

Ep 191 Update on my Whole30 plan - do you want to join me?

January 9th, 2019

11:21

In this episode, I update you on my Whole30 month - as of this recording, I am on Day 6 and I feel like a million bucks! Maybe this podcast will …

Ep 190 Can you declutter AND make money at the same time?

January 8th, 2019

15:39

In this episode, I share something I've been doing for several months now with great success! I share it with you here because it addresses two areas - clutter and money - both of which, when they are in good shape in …

Ep 189 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Welcoming 2019

January 7th, 2019

6:01

In this episode, I share a brief meditation to get your mind into the most effective space to welcome the New Year and all it has to offer you. Join me, won't you?

Ep 188 Helping someone who is grieving

January 4th, 2019

8:53

Lately, I have heard of many losses people have suffered of their loved ones, and I have read some things on how to help grieving loved ones. Here, I share my best advice for how you can show up for someone you love …

Ep 187 What is your "Word" for 2019?

January 3rd, 2019

6:20

In this episode, I talk about the power of having a word or words to focus on each year. This really helps to keep your goals and desires in the front of your mind all year long. Tune in to find out more!

Ep 186 Helping kids to make New Year's Resolutions

January 2nd, 2019

6:07

In this episode, I talk about the benefit of sharing a mindfulness approach to life with your kids, helping them to reflect on the past year and …

Ep 185 Beginning 2019 right

January 1st, 2019

4:36

In this episode, I encourage you to take the reflection you did over the past 7 episodes and use that to look towards 2019. What do you want 2019 to look like for yourself and your family?

Ep 184 Looking back on 2018, part 7: Stress Reduction

December 31st, 2018

7:18

In part 7 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to Stress. Join me!

Ep 183 Looking back on 2018, part 6: Decluttering

December 28th, 2018

7:39

In part 6 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to decluttering. Join me!

Ep 182 Looking back on 2018, part 5: Connection

December 27th, 2018

8:50

In part 5 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to connection, with your kids, your partner (if you have one) and most importantly, yourself. Join me!

Ep 181 Looking back on 2018, part 4: Nutrition

December 26th, 2018

10:42

In part 4 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to nutrition. Join me!

Ep 180 Looking back on 2018, part 3: Movement

December 25th, 2018

10:01

In part 3 of my 7 part series, I take you back over 2018 to look at your relationship with moving your body. Join me!

Ep 179 Looking back on 2018, part 2: Sleep

December 24th, 2018

10:08

In part 2 of my 7 part series, I take you through some reflection and questions surrounding your relationship with sleep. Join me!

Ep 178 Looking back on 2018, part 1: Money

December 21st, 2018

12:16

Each year at this time, I like to take stock in the past year and see what I'm pleased with and what needs a little more attention in the coming year. Over these next 7 episodes, I am going to take you through a few …

Ep 177 Keep FEAR out of your questions

December 20th, 2018

12:57

I was recently talking to two moms who expressed frustration that their children do not open up to them. What we discovered is that fear was driving them to question their kids, which never gets us closer to our goals …

Ep 176 Listening to your intuition, part 2

December 19th, 2018

14:19

In this episode, I share a success story from my own home about a time when I listened to my mother's intuition and how greatly it benefitted my daughter. I hope it inspires you and gives you some hope!

Ep 175 Listening to your intuition, part 1

December 18th, 2018

7:26

In this episode, I talk about why it is so vitally important to listen to your intuition, especially as a parent. You know your child best, and they need you as an advocate.

Ep 174 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding some peace during this busy time of year

December 17th, 2018

4:45

In this episode, I remind you to find some time for peace and calm during this Most Wonderful (and BUSY!) time of year. Join me!

Ep 173 We need a screen time detox!

December 14th, 2018

7:06

In this episode, I share a realization I had regarding my son and his screen time after a particularly busy time of work for me. Here, I share what …

Ep 172 Navigating sibling squabbles

December 13th, 2018

6:24

In this episode, I share how I helped my son and daughter to reduce their sibling squabbles. I hope this helps you with your children!

Ep 171 Be careful about recreating your childhood experiences in your child

December 12th, 2018

6:45

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom recently who is very fearful about something her son is going through. When we talked …

Ep 170 Using a leadership principle in parenting

December 11th, 2018

6:20

I had a great chat with a dad last week who is a leadership coach for big companies. He shared with me a very powerful leadership principal he uses …

Ep 169 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Dr. Muker's Manifestation Meditation

December 10th, 2018

6:14

In this episode, I share a powerful but incredibly simple meditation that I learned from Dr. Sukhi Muker. Listen in and see if you want to practice …

Ep 168 Connecting with our kids by entering THEIR world

December 7th, 2018

13:29

Here, I share a story of how I connected deeply with my son over rap music of all things. Listen in and see if this episode gives you any ideas or insights with your children!

Ep 167 What is the "holiday season" all about, anyway?

December 6th, 2018

12:12

In this episode, I share my thoughts on what we should really be focusing on during this most "wonderful time of the year" as well as how to get …

Ep 166 Apologizing to our children

December 5th, 2018

11:49

In this episode, I share a story about when I recently owed my daughter an apology for a mistake I made, and I talk about why we should be willing to …

Ep 165 Keeping struggles and challenges in perspective

December 4th, 2018

14:25

In this episode, I talk about how to keep struggles and challenges in perspective. We must honor the struggle for what it can possibly teach us. Tune in to hear more!

EP 164 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) Some peace during the busiest season

December 3rd, 2018

8:42

In this episode, I talk about how to bring more peace into your life during this busy time of year. Does it have to be as busy and stressful as it …

Ep 163 The Chaos Cure Announcement!

November 30th, 2018

7:58

In this episode, I share some detailed information about my first online parenting course that my colleague and I are building. This week it was …

Ep 162 Avoiding power struggles with teens

November 29th, 2018

19:41

In this episode, I share some thoughts on the frustration and resentment I have heard from many parents of teens lately. Raising teens does NOT have to be that hard, and in this episode, I share some ideas for how you …

Ep 161 Co-parenting through divorce. Is it possible?

November 28th, 2018

14:50

Join me as I answer a loyal-listener's question about co-parenting through divorce and how you can best navigate those tricky waters. And join my …

Ep 160 Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27th, 2018

6:53

In this episode, I share how my long holiday weekend went and I'm curious how your's went. We are knee-deep in the holiday madness now. Is there a …

Ep 159 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Ending the Yelling-Guilt-Stress-Yelling Cycle

November 26th, 2018

7:57

I answer another listener question about yelling at her kids and the stress she feels. Here, I share what we MUST do to end the cycle. Join me!

Ep 158 A deeper explanation of how to allow natural consequences to work for you

November 23rd, 2018

18:45

In this episode, I share a struggle a parent had and how allowing natural consequences could help her and her daughter move through a challenging …

Ep 157 The #1 secret parents need to work better as a team

November 22nd, 2018

12:09

This episode is my latest blog talking about something I observed and remembered during two talks I gave last week to parents. Curious about what the secret is? Tune in to find out! And please join my Facebook group …

Ep 156 Getting kids to help around the house

November 21st, 2018

12:50

In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to get our kids to help out around the house without a lot of drama, threats, yelling and punishment. I talk about how to approach the subject with younger …

Ep 155 Why it is imperative that we get clear on setting healthy boundaries

November 20th, 2018

13:10

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a colleague about the families she works with who have an adult child who is a substance …

Ep 154 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Hitting the pause button

November 19th, 2018

6:49

I was inspired to record this episode based on some feedback that many of you have been giving to me regarding having trouble not reacting to your …

Ep 153 Siblings, compassion and getting what we need when we need it

November 16th, 2018

9:27

My son and daughter had an interaction this morning that - well - I didn't like. Here I share my thoughts on what happened to give me the clarity I needed to work through it with them.

Ep 152 3 things you may be doing wrong in parenting your anxious children

November 15th, 2018

7:00

I was inspired to share some thoughts from my friend Renee Jain, who spoke at Dr. Shefali's Evolve conference a few weeks ago. If you'd like more …

Ep 151 Helping toddlers with their BIG emotions

November 14th, 2018

10:47

If there's one thing I wish I would have understood when my kids were toddlers, it's how to help them deal with their BIG emotions. Listen in if you …

Ep 150 Can we talk to young girls about puberty in a way that makes them comfortable?

November 13th, 2018

10:29

In this episode, I answer a listener's question about how to talk to a young girl about puberty in a way that makes her feel comfortable. Is it possible? I say yes indeed! Tune in to find out how!

And please join my …

Ep 149 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation benefits, thoughts on Evolve and breathing

November 12th, 2018

7:42

In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's 4th annual Evolve summit. I also offer a few minutes of breathing to help you relax. Join …

Ep 148 If you like a flower, you pluck it...

November 9th, 2018

5:15

In this episode, I continue with the theme of LOVE this week. Join me!

Ep 147 3 reasons why love is NOT enough

November 8th, 2018

11:44

In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why love is just not enough. Join me!

Ep 146 Why love is NOT enough

November 7th, 2018

6:05

In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's recent Evolve Summit. Here, I talk about why love is NOT enough.

Ep 145 Before you get rid of stress, find out why you feel it

November 6th, 2018

8:41

In this episode, I talk about the concept of not eliminating stress right away but rather, finding out why it is there in the first place, and what you need to do about it. Join me, won't you?

Ep 144 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Loving Kindness Meditation

November 5th, 2018

9:38

In this episode, I share a loving kindness meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at

Ep 143 Should I panic that my toddler has become a picky eater?

November 2nd, 2018

9:21

In this episode, I share the answer to this question for those of you with picky eaters. The most important message is to try to relax. This too, …

Ep 142 Why it's important to invest in yourself

November 1st, 2018

8:55

In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why it's important to invest in ourselves. This is a message that in my opinion, moms cannot hear often enough, as we tend to put ourselves on the back burner in …

Ep 141 The Power of the Platform Technique in the first use!

October 31st, 2018

5:32

In this episode, I share a story a mom wrote to me about sharing how powerful my platform technique worked the very first time she tried it! She was …

Ep 140 When reading ALL the books just doesn't help

October 30th, 2018

9:29

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a client when she first reached out to me, frustrated because she had read ALL the books and yet she was still triggered, reactive and angry. And add to that that she …

Ep 139 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Breath meditation

October 29th, 2018

5:34

In this episode, I share a breath meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at

Ep 138 Getting help when you bring a new baby home

October 26th, 2018

6:48

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom who just brought a new baby home and was struggling with giving her older child the …

Ep 137 Time is a mysterious thing

October 25th, 2018

7:21

For today's episode, I read my blog from last week talking about time. Please join me! And please join my Facebook group as well - hope to see you …

Ep 136 A beautiful offering for you

October 24th, 2018

7:51

If you've been following my content, you know that I went to the memorial service for a beautiful young woman who died far too young. As I mentioned …

Ep 135 The strange paradox called life

October 23rd, 2018

8:10

In this episode, I wax philosophical about life and all of it's intricate, intriguing paradoxes. Join me, as I sort through it all. And please consider joining my Facebook group, where we support each other in parenting

Ep 134 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Body Scan Meditation

October 22nd, 2018

5:41

In this episode, I share a Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Mark Berton and you can find this meditation at

Ep 133 Don't hold too tight to your agenda!

October 19th, 2018

10:42

In this episode, I share a story with one of my clients who was holding on too tight to her agenda. Tune in to find out what happened and what she …

Ep 132 What legacy do you want to leave?

October 18th, 2018

6:11

In this episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by attending the funeral of a good man who died far too soon.

What legacy do you want …

Ep 131 Plant seeds, but don't squash them as they try to sprout!

October 17th, 2018

7:30

In this episode, I share a story of a mom and her realization of how she was stifling the very thing she was trying to accomplish. Hopefully, this …

Ep 130 Getting called out by my own son!

October 16th, 2018

10:25

In this episode, I share a story where my teenage son called me out recently on my behavior. I share this with you in the hopes that it gives you insight into your own behavior possibly.

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Ep 129 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) You upgrade your iOS, what about your mind?

October 15th, 2018

6:51

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to upgrade our minds as often or more often than we upgrade our phones. Our phones are THE operating system of our modern lives, but if we don't keep our minds as …

Ep 128 How shame cuts us off from the rest of the world

October 12th, 2018

8:49

In this episode, I talk about how shame causes us and our children to suffer in silence. So many parents are struggling, but are ashamed to ask for help. And so many kids are in the same place. When we reach out for …

Ep 127 Give thanks for those people who inspire you!

October 11th, 2018

6:16

I recorded this episode on the way home from an event where I got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a man who has inspired me greatly and taught me so much. I have deep respect and appreciation for him. It got me to thinking …

Ep 126 Meal time battles? Get them involved!

October 10th, 2018

7:03

In this episode, I share a very successful plan that I came up with with one of my clients who was having mealtime battles with her daughter. This …

Ep 125 Time - Do you have enough or not? YOU decide!

October 9th, 2018

8:50

In this episode, I talk about how time can affect our parenting, and our entire outlook on life! Do you have enough? If not, you can!

Join my facebook …

Ep 124 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) We are unkind to others when...?

October 8th, 2018

5:49

In this episode, I talk about a quote I read recently and it got me to thinking about how it applies to parenting. Take a listen and see what you think!

And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about …

Ep 123 What other things can you do while you brush your teeth?

October 5th, 2018

7:03

As busy moms, it can be challenging to fit in all the things we need and want to fit in. In today's episode, I share an idea I gave to a mom who was struggling with this very issue.

Join my facebook group where you can …

Ep 122 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child: the steps

October 4th, 2018

9:09

Today I am reading my blog from last week about a Reset Conversation. This is a very powerful tool you can keep in your parenting toolbox. Join me as …

Ep 121 How a small drawer can be a huge win!

October 3rd, 2018

9:20

Do you ever have a lot of things weighing you down and then you want to make a positive change but you feel so overwhelmed you can't even start? Yet starting is exactly what you need to do to move away from that …

Ep 120 Should we take away our kid's activity when they mess up?

October 2nd, 2018

10:59

My heart hurt when I was at a back-to-school night recently and a mom asked after the presentation how to remove her son from band because he was not …

Ep 119 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Earthing?

October 1st, 2018

5:19

Have you ever heard of Earthing? This is a cool practice that can bring peace and calm into our lives. In today's episode, I share this practice with …

Ep 118 The ONE birthday gift I give myself

September 28th, 2018

5:41

In this episode, I share the ONE gift that I give myself each year on my birthday. Perhaps you would like to give yourself this same gift?

Please join …

Ep 117 5 Steps To Help You Connect With Your Teen

September 27th, 2018

6:57

In this episode, I read the latest blog sharing ways you can connect with your teen. I have spoken to lots of parents of teens who are struggling with this issue and I wanted to share some ideas with you.

Here is the …

Ep 116 Friend or Enforcer?

September 26th, 2018

11:22

During a client session last week, a parent asked me if she should be her child's friend or enforcer. I answered her question with a response that …

Ep 115 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child

September 25th, 2018

12:00

In this episode, I share a powerful technique for beginning to address problems in your home and the steps you can take moving forward from there.

Ep 114 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) You are doing the best you can!

September 24th, 2018

7:33

Often I hear moms beating themselves up for their shortcomings - the times they yelled, the times they were impatient, the times they said something unkind. But whenever I hear that, I want to stop them right there and …

Ep 113 What happens when we express gratitude to our children?

September 21st, 2018

8:58

In this episode, I share a simple comment I made to my daughter recently, and the profound impact it had on her. I hope you gain some great takeaways in this episode!

And please join my FREE facebook group where we talk …

Ep 112 Do you need a gratitude reminder?

September 20th, 2018

6:51

In this episode, I read my latest blog about gratitude and how important it is to keep practicing it regularly.

Please join my FREE facebook group …

Ep 111 A rant on overparenting teens

September 19th, 2018

9:50

This episode has been way overdue. I have seen too many teens recently who are not given enough freedom to go through the natural trial-and-error of becoming independent. Listen in and see if you can take away any …

Ep 110 Have you built your tribe?

September 18th, 2018

7:16

In this episode, I share the gift that a tribe gives to us. It really does take a village to raise a child, which is why I named my parent coaching business It Takes a Village Parent Coaching. In this episode, I also …

Ep 109 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A guided meditation for you

September 17th, 2018

4:14

In this episode, I share with you a guided meditation that we use in our workshops to help attendees settle into the experience. Take a listen and see if it helps you, too!

And don't forget to go here to enter my contest …

Ep 108 A back-to-school check-in on homework, mindset, etc.

September 14th, 2018

9:26

In this episode, I wanted to check in on you to see how the back-to-school routine is going for you and your children.

And don't forget to go here to …

Ep 107 6 Reasons we Should Teach Mindfulness to our Children

September 13th, 2018

5:34

In this episode, I read my latest blog about teaching mindfulness to our children.

Click here to download my FREE guide to Mindfulness Activities you …

Ep 106 A rant on punishments, part 2

September 12th, 2018

9:56

The last episode was getting too long, so I had to cut it into two parts. Here is part 2 of my rant on punishments.

And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/

Ep 105 A rant on punishments, part 1

September 11th, 2018

12:58

In this episode, I really had to express my thoughts on punishment after reading a very disturbing article this week. Take a listen to this episode and see what you think.

And don't forget to go here to enter my contest …

Ep 104 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An Anxiety Reducing Song?

September 10th, 2018

5:55

In this episode I share a song I came across by Marconi Union that is supposed to reduce anxiety by 65%. Take a listen and see what you think!

And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! …

Ep 103 What does Back-To-School mean for parents?

September 7th, 2018

8:26

I have been talking a lot lately about getting our kids ready for going back to school, but what does back-to-school mean for us parents?

And don't …

Ep 102 Does your bad mood REALLY have anything to do with the outside world?

September 6th, 2018

6:53

In this latest episode, I read my latest blog for those who prefer to listen while they exercise, walk the dog, or drive rather than sitting down to read. Does your bad mood really have anything to do with the outside …

Ep 101 Why Sticker Charts DON'T work!

September 5th, 2018

11:22

How many times have you tried a sticker chart or a reward chart and it started out great, only to fizzle in a few days or weeks? Join me as I explain WHY that is and WHAT you can do about it.

And don't forget to go here …

Ep 100 Celebrating 100 episodes with an intro and contest!

September 4th, 2018

19:48

To celebrate episode 100, I thought it would be a good idea to tell my listeners a little bit about myself for those who don't already know. Listen …

Ep 99 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Manifesting what we want

September 3rd, 2018

7:12

Do you long for something that just isn't happening? You may be missing one critical piece. In this episode, I share with you what that is, and you may be surprised to know that it's not actually that complicated!

And if …

Ep 98 The power of overcoming your fears

August 31st, 2018

11:42

In this episode, I talk about a recent trip to a ropes/zip-lining course that I took my kids to (and did myself). It was so powerful to watch my son …

Ep 97 - 7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade

August 30th, 2018

8:35

In this episode, I read my blog from last week. I was inspired to write this after I took my 13-year-old daughter to see it last week.

And if you have …

Ep 96 A startling story from a college professor

August 29th, 2018

9:47

In this episode, I share a story a college professor told me last week. It made me stop and wonder what in the world we as parents are doing? Are we …

Ep 95 How you can set your child up for success this school year

August 28th, 2018

10:25

In this episode, I talk about how we can help to set our children up for success this school year, as well as the problem with the way our education …

Ep 94 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?

August 27th, 2018

4:39

In this latest episode, I encourage you to take a closer look at how you are showing up to your child in regards to this school year. How you show up …

Ep 93 Best Friends Forever!

August 24th, 2018

6:56

This episode is dedicated to my best friend Janet, who celebrates her birthday the day after this episode airs. Join me as I talk about the value of friends as well as your tribe. As I always say, it takes a village to …

Ep 92 14 ways to make this school year a success!

August 23rd, 2018

9:41

In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who listen at the gym, on the way to work, while walking, etc. so you don't have to take the time to sit down and read.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE …

Ep 91 A BIG question for you!

August 22nd, 2018

5:54

I aim to continually bring value to all of my listeners with each and every episode. Today, I ask a simple favor of you - to send me an email with your vote on a topic I cover in today's episode. Email me at

Ep 90 A nod to working moms

August 21st, 2018

5:40

I was inspired to record this episode as a shout-out to working moms everywhere one day when I was feeling particularly stretched thin as a mom and …

Ep 89 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Where am I????

August 20th, 2018

5:31

See if you can tell where I am recording this episode from. Hint: It is NOT where you might expect! I can't say any more for fear of spoiling it for you :)

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite …

Ep 88 How P!nk can inspire us all

August 17th, 2018

7:22

In today's episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by some challenges that P!nk had on her Australian tour trying to juggle being a mom and a performer.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook …

Ep 87 Help! My 3 year old won't listen!

August 16th, 2018

9:08

In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with a mom of a toddler boy, who has recently "found" his voice and as a result, does not want to …

Ep 86 Help! I feel like my daughter is drifting away!

August 15th, 2018

6:16

In this episode, I answer a listener question who is stressed because her daughter is becoming a tween and feels like she is drifting away from her. Does this sound familiar? If so, I hope this episode gives you some …

Ep 85 Help! All I do is yell at my kids!

August 14th, 2018

5:25

In this episode, I answer a listeners question about how to stop yelling at her kids. If this resonates with you, I hope you find some ideas in this episode!

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I …

Ep 84 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A late summer check-in with you

August 13th, 2018

5:59

In this episode, I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going with you and mindfulness now that summer is well underway.

And if you have …

Ep 83 Seeing consequences through to their natural conclusions

August 10th, 2018

6:26

In this episode, I update you on the resolution of the consequence that my son was dealing with as a result of a poor decision he made at his …

Ep 82 4 Reasons why Gratitude may be the answer to your problem

August 9th, 2018

7:39

In this episode I read my latest blog about gratitude and how powerful it can be as a tool to help us out of a challenging situation.

And if you have …

Ep 81 Set your intention and watch how the Universe has your back

August 8th, 2018

12:43

In this episode, I talk about an intention I set in the beginning of this summer and how it has all unfolded almost effortlessly. When we are aligned …

Ep 80 A great partnership makes all the difference

August 7th, 2018

10:10

Recently, we have had to make some new decisions regarding our oldest son. In this episode, I talk about how helpful it has been to work together …

Ep 79 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Alone time is necessary

August 6th, 2018

6:02

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be alone, whether we are introverted or extraverted. This is the way we get to know ourselves and understand ourselves better and it vitally important. Join me as I …

Ep 78 Teens grow up before our eyes!

August 3rd, 2018

14:23

In this episode, I update you on our son's first two weeks of driving and share how we allowed him to fly home by himself. It is astonishing to me how quickly he is growing up now that he has turned 16.

And if you have …

Ep 77 4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation

August 2nd, 2018

7:30

In this episode, I read my blog from last week talking about how to get back on track after vacation. Here is the link to the free download I mentioned in this episode -

Ep 76 Not letting life mess up our self-care; getting back on track

August 1st, 2018

8:47

In this episode, I talk about my month of very heavy travel and what that has meant for my self-care routine. Also, how we can get back on track when we return home.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook …

Ep 75 Checking in with your kids to make sure you are on the same page

July 31st, 2018

8:03

When we were on vacation last week, my son told me that I had been playing with them a lot on vacation, but not as much when we are at home. I was …

Ep 74 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of self-care

July 30th, 2018

8:03

As a mom it can be so easy to push yourself so far down on your own list you forget you are even there! But that is detrimental to everyone. In today's episode, I talk about why self-care is so important and what YOU …

Ep 73 It's all about gratitude

July 27th, 2018

7:22

Every so often, I have to talk about gratitude. It is literally the antidote to so many things we struggle with in life. It is darn hard to be …

Ep 72 Can kids learn life lessons at the beach?

July 26th, 2018

6:33

You better believe they can! And even better, they can learn life lessons playing sports at the beach! Join me as I share some of the life lessons my son picked up this week playing in the Junior National Beach …

Ep 71 Don't be ships passing in the night

July 25th, 2018

7:17

When you are an active family, it can be really easy for Mom and Dad to drift apart. But that helps no one. In this episode, I talk about how to avoid being ships passing in the night.

And if you have not yet joined my …

Ep 70 New moms - give yourself a break!

July 24th, 2018

9:48

I was talking with a mom recently who has a 2, 4 and 6 year old. She was feeling harried and stressed and it inspired me to talk to her and all moms …

Ep 69 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) 3 deep breaths, pause and wisdom

July 23rd, 2018

7:19

The benefits of mindfulness have never been as evident as they are now, especially after hearing how the coach of the boy soccer team who was trapped …

Ep 68 The Power of the Pause

July 20th, 2018

7:46

Our kids can trigger us so easily sometimes. That is what happens in intimate relationships where we know each other so well; it's human nature. But …

Ep 67 A summer screen time plan for everyone

July 19th, 2018

8:34

In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who like to listen on the go rather than sit down to read.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask …

Ep 66 The problem with time limits on screen-time

July 18th, 2018

10:55

Do you ever tell your child they have five more minutes to play on their video game and come back five minutes later only to find that they have not gotten off the game?

In this episode I break down why using strict time …

Ep 65 The fine line between holding on and letting go of our teens

July 17th, 2018

11:51

It can be so tough sometimes to know how much to let go of our growing teens. They are at a stage in life where it is normal to breakaway, but yet they are also interested in experimenting with new (sometimes not …

Ep 64 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Platform Technique revisited

July 16th, 2018

8:59

Do you find it hard to fit meditation into your life daily? It can be hard to find a few minutes to sit quietly (and alone) to meditate. That's why I love the Platform Technique so much and wanted to share it here once …

Ep 63 Working, staying at home - it's all a challenge

July 13th, 2018

8:09

In this episode, I share my thoughts on working from home this summer and trying to fit it all in. But I also share my deepest respect to full-time …

Ep 62 The value of creativity in our parenting

July 12th, 2018

6:07

In this episode, I read my latest blog from last week, inspired by the view outside my hotel room window in Phoenix, AZ last week.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where …

Ep 61 Supporting your child to become a new driver

July 11th, 2018

10:03

In this episode, I share my thoughts on helping our children to become the best drivers they can be when they first learn. My son is spending this week with his driving lessons before he gets his permit, and I thought …

Ep 60 It's all about perspective - with a very special guest!

July 10th, 2018

7:19

I have a very special guest with me in today's episode - my daughter! She showed me a very cool illustration she saw on a tv show and I asked her if …

Ep 59 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Review of the Calm App

July 9th, 2018

4:43

In this episode, I review another one of my favorite apps, Calm. They also have a website, so you can access it on your computer as well as your phone, and you can check them out here - https://www.calm.com/.

And if you …

Ep 58 Looking back on my son's 16th birthday and the lessons he has taught me

July 6th, 2018

14:44

In this episode (recorded on my son's 16th birthday) I look back over the past 16 years and the lessons he has taught me as one of my greatest …

Ep 57 4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents

July 5th, 2018

12:34

In this episode, I read my latest blog helping parents to make this summer a success with their children.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most …

Ep 56 A powerful speech by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds

July 4th, 2018

6:13

Happy July 4th! In this episode, I share a powerful speech that Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds made at a recent show we went to. He shares …

Ep 55 A Parenting challenge, and two vastly different potential outcomes

July 3rd, 2018

12:42

This is one of my favorite episodes so far, as I talk about a woman who reached out for help to one of my colleagues. I believe many people can …

Ep 54 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of Oprah and Deepak's 21 Day Meditation Experience

July 2nd, 2018

7:28

In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation experiences - something that Oprah and Deepak offer several times a year for FREE. If you …

Ep 53 - Rise Up!

June 29th, 2018

11:41

In this episode, I talk about the recent events surrounding immigrant children/families and what it has to do with our democracy in action. I offer a different viewpoint on this subject than you may have heard yet so …

Ep 52 Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly

June 28th, 2018

12:52

In this episode, I read my latest blog, talking about technology and our kids. If you have not yet and would like to listen to our FREE summit: The …

Ep 51 Talking about "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran

June 27th, 2018

6:35

In this episode, I read to you one of my favorite poems and one that resonates so much with me as a parent. After, I talk about its meaning. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do!

And if you have not yet done so, …

Ep 50 "Playground Politics"

June 26th, 2018

5:53

In this episode, I talk about a Facebook Live I did in my FREE facebook group where I brought on a group member and we talked through a challenge she was having with helping her daughter navigate the playground and …

Ep 49 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Insight Timer App

June 25th, 2018

5:18

In this episode, I review another one of my favorite meditation apps, Insight Timer. You can check out their app here - https://insighttimer.com/.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we …

Ep 48 Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to anxiety

June 22nd, 2018

8:47

In this episode, I share a story about how knowledge can empower you or your child when anxiety strikes. I hope it helps you! Check out my FREE resources for helping you with your anxious kiddos here -

Ep 47 How to use natural consequences to discipline your child

June 21st, 2018

10:18

In this episode, I read my blog from last week for those of you who are on the go and prefer to listen rather than read. This is part 3 of my series on discipline helping you to bring it all together. You can download …

Ep 46 Summer is coming! Are you ready?

June 20th, 2018

7:06

In this episode, I share some ideas and insights about how you can make this a successful summer with your kiddos!

And if you have not yet done so, …

Ep 45 A tip to reduce overwhelm when you feel it

June 19th, 2018

5:58

In this episode, I share a tip that helps me when a situation is making me feel overwhelmed. I hope it helps you, too! If you haven't yet checked it out, please pick up my free worksheet on a technique called Box …

Ep 44 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Headspace App!

June 18th, 2018

7:06

In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation apps - Headspace! Andy Puddicombe and the folks at Headspace just celebrated having ONE …

Ep 43 - The power of the pause when it comes to discipline

June 15th, 2018

6:44

In this episode, I take a tip and dig deeper, helping you to see how pausing can benefit you and your child TREMENDOUSLY when you are trying to transform the way you use discipline in your home. I hope it helps you! I …

Ep 42 How do YOU fit in to the art of discipline?

June 14th, 2018

8:41

In today's episode, I read my latest blog, part 2 in my discipline series, for those of you who prefer to listen on the go rather than sit down and read at the computer or on your phone. You can download part 2 of my …

Ep 41 Class presentation tips for your nervous kiddos

June 13th, 2018

7:16

I recorded this episode to share some tips that I gave to my daughter when she was prepping for and feeling nervous about her upcoming oral presentation for her class. I hope this helps those of you out there who have …

Ep 40 You only get one life - STOP putting it off!

June 12th, 2018

7:03

I recorded this episode after thinking about how many moms I've met who put off the things that feed their souls while they are busy raising their …

Ep 39 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Beach and the Wonders of Negative Ions

June 11th, 2018

5:03

I recorded this episode at the beach with my family. I explain why the beach is my happy and what negative ions have to do with it. Enjoy!

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all …

Ep 38 Teens are Terrific!

June 8th, 2018

8:58

I recorded this episode after an encounter I had with an adult who was lamenting teenagers. I think teens really are terrific and I had to share that …

Ep 37 Struggling with how to discipline your child?

June 7th, 2018

11:38

I'm trying something new in this episode. Here, I am going to read my latest blog on discipline. Some people like to consume content by reading, others by watching and still others by listening. So for those of you who …

Ep 36 The benefits of nature

June 6th, 2018

6:16

In this episode, I share some fun interactions we have had recently outside and talk about the benefits to being out in nature.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things …

Ep 35 - You can do it!

June 5th, 2018

5:10

I felt called in this episode to give you a bit of encouragement. We all are working so hard to achieve what is important to us. Sometimes it's a struggle and takes time and it can be easy to get discouraged. But I am …

Ep 34 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Energy Clearing Technique

June 4th, 2018

4:54

In this episode, I share with you an easy but powerful energy clearing technique that I learned from my yoga teacher. In case you need to see it to …

Ep 33 There are no shortcuts

June 1st, 2018

8:28

In this episode, I talk about committing to something and doing it even when we don't feel like it. This is necessary in parenting, and in life.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk …

Ep 32 Help! I need kid-friendly games on the iPad! Or do I?

May 31st, 2018

6:44

In this episode, I answer a mom who wrote to me asking for help entertaining her daughter while she brushed her hair in the mornings. Listen in as I answer her and how my suggestion worked for her!

And if you have not …

Ep 31 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 4

May 30th, 2018

7:42

In this episode, I share my final pillar of health. This one's a biggie and if you haven't listened to the prior three parts, go check them out as well!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -

Ep 30 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 3

May 29th, 2018

7:03

In this episode, I share my 3rd pillar of health in the hopes that it gives you some ideas and inspiration!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -

Ep 29 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation App Review

May 28th, 2018

4:15

In this episode, I share one of my favorite mindfulness apps for smartphones. It is called Simply Being. In this episode, I share how it works and …

Ep 28 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 2

May 25th, 2018

10:33

I continue this 4 part series by sharing my second pillar of health. I hope this helps you!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/

Ep 27 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 1

May 24th, 2018

8:59

I was inspired to share with you the 4 pillars of health that I came up with several years ago. In this episode, I talk about part 1. I hope you get …

Ep 26 It Takes a Village

May 23rd, 2018

7:44

This episode was inspired by a women's retreat called Rise Gathering that I spoke at this weekend. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here!

And if …

Ep 25 Triumphant Mom Moments - Mom Allows her Toddler to be a Scientist!

May 22nd, 2018

8:23

In this first edition of this new segment, I share a powerful Triumphant Mom Moment when a mom realized that she needed to truly see what her son …

Ep 24 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the Observer of Your Life

May 21st, 2018

8:56

In this episode, I explain how you can be both the participant and the observer of your life. When we do this, we allow ourselves the space to respond instead of react.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE …

Ep 23 The wonder of this world - do you appreciate it?

May 18th, 2018

3:59

On my way home this evening, I was awestruck by what I heard in my back yard and I grabbed my phone to record this episode to share it with you. When was the last time you were awestruck and what were you awestruck …

Ep 22 Help! My son doesn't want to go to Tball practice!

May 17th, 2018

4:57

In this episode, I relate a conversation I had with a mom who was trying to move consciously through a challenge with her little boy. This mom did a fantastic job of supporting her son and I wanted to share her triumph …

Ep 21 Help! My child doesn't want to practice the violin!

May 16th, 2018

3:42

In this episode, I talk about a question I got from a mom whose daughter was resisting practicing the violin. In my discussion with this mom, …

Ep 20 A Powerful Word for your Parenting Vocabulary

May 15th, 2018

9:25

In this episode, I share a story about how a word helped me to navigate a frustrating situation with my son in a very smooth, productive manner. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!

And if you have not yet done …

Ep 19 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique

May 14th, 2018

10:27

In this episode I share a powerful technique that will help you learn to "mind your mind." I teach this to all of the parents I work with and I hope …

Ep 18 Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13th, 2018

5:42

I wanted to offer thoughts on this Mother’s Day to each of you listening. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or anything else. I hope my words here bring you comfort, joy and gratitude today.

And if you have not yet done …

Ep 17 What does an iceberg have to do with my child?

May 11th, 2018

7:58

In this episode, I share a very powerful tool - one of my favorite parenting tools of all time. I teach this to my coaching clients, I use it in all …

Ep 16 Teachers - give that challenging child a wink!

May 10th, 2018

5:20

This episode was inspired by a teacher who called in to Gary Vaynerchuk's podcast and asked how teachers can make an impact in the life of a student in today's world. I loved his answer so much that I wanted to share it …

Ep 15 Help! Another adult is correcting my child in a way I don't like!

May 9th, 2018

4:00

In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how to deal with another adult who is correcting her child in a way she is not comfortable with. I …

Ep 14 Help! My 14 year old is drifting away from me!

May 8th, 2018

7:33

In this episode, I help a mom to feel less stressed and anxious about her son pulling away from her a little bit. This is developmentally normal at …

Ep 13 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bedtime idea for your anxious kiddo

May 7th, 2018

4:01

In this episode, I share a bedtime practice I began with my daughter when her worries started weighing heavily on her when she was 8 years old. This …

Ep 12 Help! I'm being pulled in a million directions!

May 4th, 2018

7:10

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend and fellow mom about "The Myth of the Supermom." Is there anyone who …

Ep 11 The Power of our Village

May 3rd, 2018

4:21

A conversation I had with a mom yesterday inspired today's episode, where I talk about how important it is to reach out to our village when we are struggling. We are wired for connection and connect, we must!

And if you …

Ep 10 Help! My child is overly sensitive!

May 1st, 2018

7:31

In this episode, I share some common traits of highly sensitive people, also called empaths, from the amazing Dr. Judith Orloff, who can be found at

Ep 9 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It Takes A Village!

May 1st, 2018

5:01

This episode was inspired by two moms I met at my son’s beach volleyball tournament. Shout out to you guys - you know who you are! It does take a …

Ep 8 Help! How do I find time for me???

April 28th, 2018

4:46

I recorded this episode on a walk in the woods behind my house, which is one way that I recharge my batteries. In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how she can find time for herself with two little ones.

I …

Ep 7 Help! My child won't listen to me!

April 27th, 2018

9:21

In this episode, I answer another question emailed to me by a mom whose 6 year old son won't listen to her and she is very frustrated. I share one of …

Ep 6 Help! My Spouse and I are NOT on the Same Parenting Page!

April 25th, 2018

7:40

In this episode I share a response I gave to a mom who emailed me frustrated that she and her husband are not on the same parenting page. I realized that there are many, many parents feeling frustrated about this and …

Ep 5 What Qualities are you Instilling in your Young Athlete?

April 24th, 2018

6:04

This episode was inspired by watching my son's volleyball match against a team that was not nearly as talented as his team. I watched the …

Ep 4 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) - Box Breathing

April 23rd, 2018

5:27

Join me for my new segment called MOM (Mindfulness on Monday). In today's episode, I share a powerful tool called Box Breathing. Take a few moments …

Ep 3 The Power of Gratitude

April 22nd, 2018

9:20

Today I share the power of a gratitude practice and all the benefits you can experience from it. At the end, I offer you a challenge. Join me, won't you?

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where …

Ep 2 MORE Ways to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

April 18th, 2018

18:09

In this episode, I share some powerful tools to help younger and older children manage their anxiety. I also explain common symptoms of anxiety and …

Ep 1 The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with your Child

April 13th, 2018

12:40

In this first episode of Powerful Parenting for Today's Child, I talk about how you can navigate and avoid power struggles with your child. I use a …

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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens